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National Skills Fund

If you’re aged 19 and over and yet to gain a Level 3 qualification, the equivalent to an advanced technical certificate, diploma or A Levels, then you can now enrol on a fully-funded course at B&FC!

Free Level 3 qualifications for adults

As part of the Government's Lifetime Skills Guarantee, the National Skills Fund aims to help adults to train and gain the valuable skills they need to improve their job prospects by offering FREE Level 3 qualifications for adults. Further details of the scheme and whether you're eligible can be found at National Skills Fund – GOV.UK.

Real skills for real careers

Our courses are designed with over 1,800 employers and taught by industry specialist tutors in cutting-edge facilities. They deliver essential skills to prepare you for the next step in your career. 

We have a range of courses available to support adults to get the skills they need to boost their careers

You can choose from one of the below 11 fully-funded courses starting soon, just click on the course you are interested in for more details or to enrol.

Business and Enterprise

Management Fundamentals - Level 3

Computing and Digital Technologies

Coding (C#, C ) - Level 3
Cyber Security Principles - Level 3

Health and Medical Professions

Adult Care - Level 3
Counselling Skills - Level 3
Understanding Mental Health - Level 3


Deck Shipping and Maritime Operations - Level 3
Deck Shipping and Maritime Operations - Level 3
Engineering Shipping and Maritime Operations - Level 3
Engineering Shipping and Maritime Operations - Level 3

Public Services

Introduction for Entry to the Uniformed Services - Level 3

Get in touch

If you're not sure which course is right for you or you need more information, just contact our friendly advisors who will be happy to help:

Designed to fit around you

With onsite attendance from as little as 1 or 2 days a week our courses work around busy lifestyles and leave plenty of time for other commitments.

Why B&FC

  • Top 3%

    of further education colleges in England six years running.

  • 91%

    of learners believe that their course has had a positive impact on their current work approach, future career plans, or other areas of their life.

  • 99%

    of learners felt committed to their course from the moment they enrolled.